After rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 have finally died down, attention will now be turning to the release of the next Android OS dubbed Android 7.0 Nougat.
According to a leaked detail from one famous leaker by the name of Evan Blass, the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS should be announced this month of August. While he hasn’t specified the date, he has always gotten these dates right. He has done it before and this might just be another of his successes when it comes to predicting upcoming technologies. Of course, he was right with the announcement of the Galaxy Note 7, he should be right with the supposed release date of the new Android Nougat as well.
But what does the release of Android 7.0 Nougat mean to the Google Nexus family? It means the time for newer Nexus 2016 handsets is almost ripe. In the past, Google has followed the release of its new Android OS with a Nexus phone, with last year receiving two handsets in the shape of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. The same is set to happen this year, with HTC reportedly making a Google Nexus 2016 Marlin and a Google Nexus 2016 Sailfish to take the place of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, respectively.
If the leaked info proves to be right, we expect Google to follow this release with the announcement of the new Nexus 2016 smartphones. Apparently, the new Android Nougat will come along with the latest security patch dated August 5, 2016. Does this mean Android 7.0 Nougat will be unveiled to the public this week Friday? Well, anything is possible for now, but at least, we are confident that the month of August is when the OS will be unveiled.
This does not just mean Android Nougat comes in at the earliest date ever for a new Android OS, but it also means that we could get to ‘see’ the new Google Nexus 2016 handsets during this month of August. Once the update is rolled out, the likes of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will be the first to receive the update, which should then see the Nexus 2016 handsets come into play. Whether this will indeed happen anytime this week or even this month is still mere speculation, but nothing can be ruled out just yet.
Google will not let itself down by allowing another OEM to take the opportunity of being the first to roll out an Android 7.0 Nougat update. With LG confirming that the LG V20 will be here this September (probably at the IFA 2016) with Android Nougat out of the box, it is likely that the Google Nexus 2016 phones might be here earlier than usual, something that could see the August release date materialize.